Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sean Chercover  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Crime Fiction Literary Suspense Mystery

Born: 1966 in Toronto, Canada


Illinois Connection

After Chercover moved to Chicago, he earned a BA at Columbia College Chicago. He then attended the American Security Training Institute, qualifying him to work as a Private Detective in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sean Chercover was formerly a private investigator in Chicago and New Orleans. He wrote documentaries and children's shows for television before turning his focus to crime fiction. Along with the books written below, Chercover has also written many ebooks and contributed to several anthologies. Over the years, Chercover has worked a myriad of different jobs, including film and video editor, waiter, truck driver, nightclub magician, encyclopedia salesman … and a whole host of others. He currently resides in Toronto.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Big City, Bad Blood''''' *Gumshoe Award for best first novel *Crimespree Award for best first novel *Shamus Award *Lovey Award '''''Trigger City''''' *Dilys Award, IMBA *Crimespree Award